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June 30, 2016

French Open champion Garbine Muguruza’s run at Wimbledon came to a close on Thursday as the second-seeded Spaniard fell to Slovakia’s Jana Cepelova 6-3, 6-2 in the Wimbledon second round, while Venus Williams and Agnieszka Radwanska went the distance in their respective matches on Thursday. 

June 29, 2016

In the March/April 2016 issue of New York Tennis Magazine, I wrote Part One of what I have learned in my 20 years of teaching tennis.

June 29, 2016

Novak Djokovic won his 30th consecutive Grand Slam match on Tuesday afternoon, moving past France’s Adrian Mannarino 6-4, 6-3, 7-6(5) to reach the third round.

June 29, 2016

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova had no problems in her first round match on Wednesday, breezing past Sorana Cirstea 6-0, 6-4 to reach the second round in less than an hour.

June 28, 2016

Seeking his second career title at Wimbledon, Andy Murray began his journey with a routine straight set win in his first round match Tuesday, rolling past fellow Briton Liam Broady 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the second round.

June 28, 2016

Serena Williams got off to a somewhat slow start in her Wimbledon opener on Tuesday falling behind 15-40 in her opening service game. But that wouldn’t bother her, as the defending champion and world number one steamrolled past Swiss qualifier Amra Sadikovic 6-2, 6-4 to book her spot in the second round.

June 27, 2016

772nd ranked Marcus Willis already produced the upset of Wimbledon, knocking off Ricardas Berankis in straight sets on Monday. 

June 27, 2016

Newly crowned French Open champion Garbine Muguruza dodged a potential first round upset at Wimbledon on Monday, hanging on for the  6-2, 5-7, 6-4 win over Italy’s Camila Giorgi.

June 24, 2016

The 130th edition of the Wimbledon Championships gets underway on Monday as the top tennis players in the world will battle for the sport's most prestigious trophy. While the men's tour currently consists of Novak Djokovic and then everybody else, we broke down some of the contenders, pretenders and sleepers for this year's tournament at the All-England Lawn Club.  

June 24, 2016

The 130th edition of the Wimbledon Championships gets underway on Monday as the top tennis players in the world will battle for the sport's most prestigious trophy. 

June 23, 2016

Former world number one Victoria Azarenka withdrew from Wimbledon on Thursday due to a knee injury that she suffered back in the French Open first round.

June 23, 2016

The USTA has announced that U.S. Fed Cup Captain Mary Joe Fernandez and USTA Player Development Head of Men’s Tennis Jay Berger, have been named, respectively, as the Women’s and Men’s Coaches of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Tennis Team. 

June 23, 2016

The John McEnroe Tennis Academy at Sportime Randall’s Island hosted its inaugural College Recruiting Combine over the weekend as hundreds of high school players and college coaches gathered on Randall’s Island for the two-day combine.

June 22, 2016

Ninth-seeded Marcos Baghdatis reached his fifth ATP World Tour quarterfinal of 2016 on Wednesday at the Aegon Open Nottingham, defeating American Sam Querrey 1-6, 7-6(8), 6-4 in just under two hours. Baghdatis will next face second-seeded Pablo Cuevas, who rallied to beat Daniel Evans 6-7(4), 7-6(5), 6-4.

June 22, 2016

It was a day of upsets at the Aegon International Eastbourne, as some of the WTA’s top stars failed to advance to the quarterfinals, as Caroline Wozniacki, Eugenie Bouchard and Petra Kvitova all fell Wednesday in a final tuneup before Wimbledon.

June 21, 2016

The St. John’s women’s tennis team has the top 2016 recruiting class amongst Big East programs, according to the Tennis Recruiting Network.

June 21, 2016

Television network EPIX will debut the EPIX Original Documentary “Serena,” a portrait of four-time Olympic Gold Medalist and International sports icon Serena Williams, Wednesday, June 22 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT, 7C.

June 21, 2016

Debbie’s Dream Foundation recently held its first Tennis and Charity Luncheon at Roosevelt Island Racquet Club. The event featured 24 players playing on six courts, in addition to nine ladies who came just for the luncheon.

June 20, 2016

In the March/April 2016 issue of New York Tennis Magazine, I discussed the ways in which the partner of the server can be instrumental in helping hold serve. Let’s talk about some other ways partners can be helpful to each other.

June 20, 2016

American Madison Keys won the second title of her career on Sunday, downing Barbora Strycova 6-4, 6-3 to capture the Aegon Classic championship, while  Andy Murray outlasted Milos Raonic in a hard-fought three set battle, fighting back from a set down to win 6-7(5), 6-4, 6-3 to capture the fifth Queen’s Club championship of his career.

June 17, 2016

The Metro Corporate Tennis League, presented by Advantage Tennis Clubs, is an initiative of the Metrotennis Community Tennis Association. The League is divided into three levels of play, Intermediate (3.0-3.5), Advanced Intermediate (4.0-4.5) and Advanced (4.5+).

June 17, 2016

The most important key to good tennis is to learn how to accept a lost point. If you allow the point to get under your skin, you will begin to make the long downward spiral to defeat.

June 16, 2016

You've probably heard from almost everyone involved in tennis that our sport is the “Sport of a Lifetime”–that tennis’ benefits of fitness, community and health are unparalleled. What you may not know is that for young people, tennis can provide another huge upside: A pathway to college.

June 15, 2016

Americans Coco Vandeweghe and Christina McHale both made their way into the Aegon Classis second round on Wednesday. Vandeweghe took out top seed Agnieszka Radwanska for the biggest win of her career, ousting the third ranked player in the world 7-5, 4-6, 6-3.